I am planning on working in a widely male dominated career.
I don’t think I’m as worried as I should be. There is one female to every five males in my class. You would think that this would pose a problem but it doesn’t. I’ve been thinking about why. I am assuming that because these guys are fairly young, they haven’t been instilled with strong prejudices that existed a decade ago. They are growing up in a world where woman have more rights than they used to. The guys in my class are very polite. There is no tension between us regardless of our genders.
I know there are older men in the industry though. They have learned different ideals at their dining tables. Ignorance may be a factor, whereas I think these ideals are fading with every generation.
I don’t know what to expect when I enter the industry. I don’t know if I’ve struck it lucky with my class. Are guys like this in the industry? I’m not sure yet.
In several years, I will find out.